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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Phenology and degree day calculations with an early spring

With this year's early spring it may be wise to read up on the traditional methods that can tell you when to plant your crops and how to calculate degree days. Why?

Perhaps the first questions to ask is - is phenology an exact science?

And the next - how about degree day calculations?

The simple answer is - exact? No. Helpful. Absolutely!

To learn more about Phenology and degree day calculations visit the UWEX Horticulture website and download fact sheets that tell the history of both, and give insight into how they came to be used to help farmers and gardeners.

XHT1065 Phenology.
XHT1085 Degree Days

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